Winter is Coming: Guin’s Go-To HVAC Checklist

Here we go again. It seems like just a few weeks ago temperatures were in the 70s and 80s. Suddenly, the trees are barren, the sky is gray, and there’s a festive chill in the air. That means it’s time to prepare for winter with  Guin’s go-to HVAC winter checklist!  Here at Guin Service, our mission is to ensure our customers’ HVAC systems are operational and well-maintained. The volatility of our climate across the eastern half of the United States becomes exaggerated as we get further into the winter months. Let’s take a look at how you can check in with your HVAC system prior to the deep freeze.  Check & Change The Filters Frankly, it’s best to change your […]

Can ionizers make your home or business safer?

Here at Guin, we have been focusing a lot on air quality. In particular, we have discussed how to improve the air quality in your home and office. In past blogs, we have suggested particular home and office remedies to poor air quality. Today, we’d like to share our thoughts on ionizers. The Benefits Of Ionizers In our most recent blog, we mentioned that, according to the EPA, the air inside your house or place of business is 2.5 times worse than the air outside. An ionizer can help keep your home or business safe from various harmful particulates known as pathogens. An ionizer works by positively or negatively charging the air inside of your ductwork, and inside your home […]

How can UV lights keep my house or business safe

Despite the impacts of global emissions, indoor air quality remains far worse than the outdoors’. According to the EPA, the air inside your home or business is two-and-a-half times worse than the air outside. That’s far beyond significant, bordering on the extreme. Here at Guin Service, we’re doing everything we can to get the word out about this disparity.  But getting the word out doesn’t mean much without also offering solutions. In recent years, professionals have found one of the best ways to combat indoor air quality: UV lights.  Ultraviolet Light Kills Pathogens They say sunlight is the best disinfectant. Much of this is a result of UV light. Sunlight is chock full of ultraviolet rays, which are heavily filtered […]

The importance and benefits of preventative maintenance

Here at Guin Service, we don’t just pay lip service about offering the full suite of plumbing and HVAC solutions. We offer them because we’re capable of resolving any and all problems within your plumbing and HVAC systems. Today, we’re going to talk about preventative maintenance.  Residential plumbing and HVAC systems can go awry from the smallest cracks and misalignments. These details are often overlooked by homeowners and result from a lack of preventative maintenance. That is, many of us are well aware of the need to repair and retool our plumbing and HVAC systems when a problem arises. But just as important is preventive maintenance, which helps your plumbing and HVAC systems keep running smoothly without a hitch.  Of […]

The top five benefits of ductless air conditioning

It feels like spring just arrived, and yet, already, we’re halfway through April. That means it’s time to talk air conditioning! Here at Guin Service, we offer everything from installation to maintenance. Plus, you can always count on us to consult with you on any issues, including all your air conditioning needs. Today, we want to discuss the benefits of ductless air conditioning. Ductless air conditioning systems, as you might imagine, do not require any ductwork. These air conditioning systems are simply mounted on the wall, supplying cool, quiet air conditioning to your home. Just a couple of units can provide all the cooling you need! How does ductless air conditioning work? Ductless AC, often referred to as mini-splits, hooks […]

The top five benefits of ductless air conditioning

It feels like spring just arrived, and yet, already, we’re halfway through April. That means it’s time to talk air conditioning! More specifically, we are going to talk ductless air conditioning, its benefits, and how we can help you get it installed. Here at Guin Service, we offer everything from installation to maintenance. Plus, you can always count on us to consult with you on any issues, including all your air conditioning needs.  Ductless air conditioning systems, as you might imagine, do not require any ductwork. These air conditioning systems are simply mounted on the wall, supplying cool, quiet air conditioning to your home. Just a couple of units can provide all the cooling you need! How does ductless air […]

Air Filters: How Often Should You Change Them?

Changing out an air filter is something a lot of people surprisingly forget to do when it’s appropriate. Considering the air filter serves a significant role, it’s imperative to keep it clean.    Just as you clean the various nooks and crannies in your home, your air filter should not be the exception. With that said, you may wonder just how often it’s necessary to change it out. The answer to that question is not as straightforward as one may like. It widely depends on a few different factors.    These factors include family size, the region you live in, whether or not you own pets, as well as if there’s children or elderly people in the home. It can […]

4 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality & Breathe Easier

Did you know that the average American spends 90% of his or her time indoors, but that many studies have indicated that indoor air quality is generally poor? In fact, indoor air is two to five times more heavily polluted than outdoor air. Poor indoor air can cause and aggravate several health conditions, so finding a way to purify indoor air is important for your overall health. The populations who are most at risk from indoor pollutants are children, the elderly, and the chronically ill because their lungs aren’t as sturdy as other groups. In this article, we’ll examine some of the causes of indoor pollution and share some affordable ways to improve your home’s indoor air quality.   Sources […]

Breathe Easier: 4 Tips for Better Indoor Air Quality

You know that breathing polluted air is bad for your health, but did you also know that there are measurable health benefits to improving your home’s indoor air quality? Giving your lungs fresh air can add a few months to your life, give you more energy, and help your digestive tract function more efficiently.  Most people spend the majority of their time indoors, but the air inside homes and buildings can be more polluted than the smoggy air in a large, metropolitan city. To reap the benefits of breathing in clean air, it’s essential that you address the air quality in your home. Other than keeping your home clean and dust free, you can open your windows regularly to bring […]

Breathe Easier When You Improve Air Quality

What’s that smell? Caring for your family means putting a roof over their head, food in their tummies, clothes on their back—and good air in their lungs! However, if your loved ones are constantly suffering from stuffy noses and ear, nose, and throat irritation, then you might need to focus on improving the air quality in your home. Fortunately, our team at Guin Service is here to help you serve only the *best* air inside your home to both your loved ones and your guests! Find out how you can start improving the air quality inside your home with these tips. Improve the Air Quality in Your Home Poor air quality inside your home doesn’t just affect your breathing. It […]